How to load a dishwasher for best results

OK, this isn’t the most thrilling subject in the world but it is worth understanding to avoid wasting time and money having to re-wash the same load over and over again. A dishwasher is a powerful appliance but it obviously…
Is Rinse Aid a waste of money?

Is rinse aid a waste of money? According to any good dishwasher maintenance or repair man the short answer to this question is no! If you want to keep your dishwasher well maintained and purring away it’s better to buy…
What does dishwasher salt do?

Dishwasher salt must be added to the water in hard water areas as it acts on the ions or particles in calcium and magnesium, (limescale) to soften the water. It is also used in soft water areas to aid rinsing. …
Are dishwasher cleaners really necessary?

Dishwasher cleaners like ‘Finish Dishwasher Cleaner’ (shown left) certainly do no harm but are they strictly necessary? Many people recommend a rinse through with a cup of vinegar at the bottom of the machine, but the acid in the vinegar…
How to clean a dishwasher

Even with the best will in the world all dishwashers get a little grimy after being used for a while so it makes sense to give yours a little spruce up periodically to ensure it keeps working optimally. Here’s what…